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Dave Cull’s cat platform nuts

Monday, 10 July 2017, 6:46 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

10 JULY 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Dunedin Mayor’s pitch to local councils in his campaign to be elected the new president of Local Government New Zealand is nuts says the Taxpayers’ Union . “Despite the vast majority of ratepayers considering ... More >>

Cost of Winston Peters’ ‘Carpet Policy’ $120 million

Monday, 10 July 2017, 3:36 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

10 JULY 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NZ First’s ‘carpet policy’ announcement this morning, to line all Government offices with woollen carpets, would cost approximately $120 million, based on the Government Property Group’s estimate of Government floor ... More >>

$50m Hospital Donation Welcome

Monday, 10 July 2017, 11:52 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The incredibly generous $50 million donation by Mark Dunajtschik to build a new children's hospital highlights the value of allowing immigrants into New Zealand to thrive and become valued members of our communities. New Zealand should welcome ... More >>

NZ First's "carpet policy" refreshing step back to 1970s

Monday, 10 July 2017, 11:23 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Clearly Winston Peters has had a flashback to the 1970s when he was MP for Hunua under Rob Muldoon with this 'Fortress New Zealand' proclamation that under his watch no civil servant would walk synthetic again. More >>

Green’s New Tax is Short-Sighted & Unfair

Monday, 10 July 2017, 10:57 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

10 JULY 2017 - The Green Party’s water tax on exports is a cheap vote grab without any apparent consideration for the practical implications. Responding to the policy announcement , Jordan Williams, Executive Director of the Taxpayers’ Union, said: ... More >>

659,000 Kiwis now paying top rate of tax

Sunday, 9 July 2017, 8:32 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

9 JULY 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Taxpayers’ Union can reveal that the number of New Zealanders paying the top marginal rate of income tax has grown to 659,000, equivalent to 18.1% of the working population. In 2010, when National last changed ... More >>

Treasury self-congratulates on ‘diversity’

Thursday, 6 July 2017, 1:19 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

MEDIA RELEASE Treasury self-congratulations on ‘diversity’ indicative of its lost focus on objective excellence More >>

Vic Crone agrees to debate Jordan Williams

Thursday, 6 July 2017, 11:37 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is welcoming Callaghan Innovation CEO Vic Crone’s acceptance of a head to head debate against Jordan Williams of the Taxpayers’ Union, following her criticism of the Union’s report on corporate welfare prior to actually having ... More >>

High petrol prices? Blame the Government

Tuesday, 4 July 2017, 1:18 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Government’s report claiming that fuel margins in New Zealand are not reasonable is a bit rich when fuel taxes account for about 78 cents per litre compared to petrol company margins of less than 30 cents. More >>

Accommodation supplement based on 2005 housing market

Tuesday, 4 July 2017, 12:37 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The accommodation supplement increase in Budget 2017 was based on research findings that differ from every other major economic research report on the subject of landlords absorbing increases in accommodation supplements through higher rents. In addition, ... More >>

Inequality Campaigners Living in Echo Chamber

Monday, 3 July 2017, 12:02 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

It's time for left-wing lobby group ‘Closing the Gap’ to admit that income inequality is not getting worse in New Zealand, as shown by two substantial reports recently published by economic researchers. More >>

Perceptions of local government at all time low

Monday, 3 July 2017, 10:54 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Despite specific commitments by heads of local government to increase the levels of performance, the 2017 "Local Government Survey" reveals that the public's opinion of the performance of local government continues to decline since the last ... More >>

$100 thousand spend to rename road a disgrace

Friday, 30 June 2017, 12:06 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The $100,000 being spent on renaming the old SH1 in Kapiti is disgraceful - as is the local Mayor's approach that the costs don't matter because it's taxpayer, not ratepayers' money. More >>

Napier City Council hikes rates at twice the rate of Aucklan

Friday, 30 June 2017, 11:54 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

“Rate hikes twice the size of Auckland’s are totally unjustified”, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union , responding to Napier City Council’s 4.9 percent rates hike, agreed by Councillors yesterday. “Don’t be fooled by the Council’s ... More >>

Napier City Council hikes rates

Thursday, 29 June 2017, 4:13 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

“Rate hikes twice the size of Auckland’s are totally unjustified”, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union , responding to Napier City Council’s 4.9 percent rates hike, agreed by Councillors yesterday. “Don’t be fooled by the Council’s ... More >>

Vic Crone "responds" to report she has not read

Thursday, 29 June 2017, 12:36 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Callaghan Innovation's head, Vic Crone, would be more authoritative in defending her corporate welfare empire if she bothered to actually read the reports she is giving interviews on in the media. More >>

Socialism for the Rich

Thursday, 29 June 2017, 11:54 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The annual cost of corporate welfare is now $1.6 billion, according to a new report published today by the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. ‘Socialism for the Rich’, by Jim Rose, collates the costs of all the corporate welfare expenditure in Budget ... More >>

Parliamentary Service should be covered by OIA

Wednesday, 28 June 2017, 6:23 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is calling on MPs to shed the cloak of secrecy surrounding Parliamentary Services and for political parties to commit to bring it under the Official Information Act in the next Parliamentary term. “Taxpayers should be able ... More >>

Govt. must not sabotage Team NZ with San Francisco welfare

Tuesday, 27 June 2017, 10:08 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union warmly congratulates Emirates Team New Zealand for their success today in Bermuda and says that the Government should resist the temptation to get on the bandwagon and throw money at the defence, before it is even clear money will ... More >>

Neoliberalism stopped the rise in inequality

Monday, 26 June 2017, 2:43 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

"The left-wing hullabaloo is wrong, inequality hasn't changed in 20 years", said Jordan Williams, Executive Director of the Taxpayers’ Union, responding to new research findings by the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research. More >>

   

 

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